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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mikej, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I grew up with a skateboard in hand. Roller skates and then blades never were a huge thing and I was too old for the scooter phase.

    Now having said that, those stupid things look like death traps. No length on the wheel base...

    This and parkour will eliminate a good percentage of the next generation.
     
  3. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    'Bout time! Our society has been keeping the dumb ones from eliminating themselves and the gene pool is all contaminated!
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not entirely surprising since most airlines already ban certain lithium ion batteries, such as laptop batteries, from checked baggage. There are plenty of videos out there of laptops going up in flames when the battery fails. And, you may recall, it was a shipment of lithium ion batteries that took down a UPS 747-400 in Dubai in 2010, killing both pilots. Since then, airlines have been very concerned about them.

    As for the boards themselves, well, I'd take a skateboard over those any time. These just seem like a bad idea.

    We should probably register them ;)
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Everyone-Must-Step-Aside-When-Lord-Dog-Passes-Through-On-Hover-Board.gif

    Everyone-Must-Step-Aside-When-Lord-Dog-Passes-Through-On-Hover-Board.gif
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I cringe then smile when the kids nut themselves on hand rails
    'Good,maybe he won't be able to breed now'
     
  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    It's Mary McFly's fault!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad:
     
  8. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Just a liberal fad like beenybabies,segways, facebook and freedom :rolleyes:
     
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    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Those eliminated by parkour are probably not the ones we want gone! LOL!!!:cool:
     
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    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    Fixed it for you. ;)
     
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    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    I was being sarcastic, but yours fits very well in that statement.;)
     
  12. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    When I was part way grown up.....Skateboards had steel wheels. One little pebble was all it took! Had to be quick I tell ya', or you'd end up with road pizza on yer hands, knees, face.
     
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    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I built a skateboard with a disassembled roller skate. Steel wheels, not too smooth, heh.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And so did roller skates. Damn, I hated those things, those steel wheels had zero traction - skateboards and skates, really scary.
     
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  15. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey, we/kids were a lot tougher back then!
     
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